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Appeal to help solve 'hate crime' in taxi office

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a "disability hate crime".

The incident happened at Radio Cabs office on Market Street, Bridgend. Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police say just after midnight on Sunday 24th May a woman entered the Radio Cabs office on Market Street in Bridgend.

Whilst in the office the woman began shouting abuse at a disabled woman who was in the office with her husband whilst they were both waiting for a cab.

– South Wales Police

Officers believe the woman pictured may be able to help them with their enquiries.

PC Laura Butcher said, “We are dedicated to stamping out hate crime in South Wales and this kind of behaviour is clearly unacceptable.”

Officers would like the woman pictured, or anyone who recognises her, to contact them on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 1500182184.

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Welsh Government: Inward investment at record high

Inward investment in Wales is at a record high, the Welsh Government has claimed today, with 94 new projects coming here last year.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "we are attracting some of the most prestigious companies from across the world to Wales, creating jobs and growth in our key markets."

The First Minister says Wales is celebrating record inward investment. Credit: PA

American manufacturing company Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, which employs around 350 people at its base in Pencoed, Bridgend, has announced it is extending its facility, with a £4.6m investment supported by the Welsh Government, and 24 new jobs created.

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Fake vodka 'which can cause blindness' found in corner shop

Isopropanol,a chemical used in cleaning products, was found in the vodka. Credit: Jackal1/Flickr

Bottles of fake vodka which can allegedly turn drinkers blind have been found being sold illegally in a corner shop in Maesteg.

Bridgend Magistrates court heard yesterday how a chemical called Isopropanol, used in cleaning products, was discovered in nine bottles of counterfeit vodka being sold on the shelves of Picton Stores in the village.

Shopkeeper Mahesh Patel admitted buying the fake bottles from a man 'who looked the part', and told him they were genuine.

Prosecutor Katia Daw told the court that incorrect labels on the bottles alerted trading standards, and should have been spotted by Patel. She added that a 'regular consumer would not know.'

Mr Patel has been sentenced to a six-month community order where he will be electronically tagged and subject to a night-time curfew.

He was also ordered to pay £1,686 in costs.

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